My last post about Pfc. Brett Wood makes me want to remind readers of two very important Canvas on Demand initiatives.
The first is a program called Operation Hi Honey. It is our way of honoring and supporting our troops who are deployed overseas… and their spouses who are holding down the home front. Operation Hi Honey awards hundreds of our deployed men and women a free art canvas, printed from a favorite photo, which will be presented to their Honey on their anniversary. It’s a way for soldiers to say I love you… and it’s a way for Canvas on Demand to say to our troops, Thanks for a job well-done! Last year, our staff created hundreds of these canvases for our troops.
Here is an example of one soldier’s canvas which was sent to his wife on their anniversary. Here’s what Gordon wrote to accompany the canvas: “I had a fellow airman take this while I was standing on a ladder to surprise my wife. I am always thinking about her and hate being away from her and my family. Her strength helps make my important job easier while I am away from home.” (See the canvas at the end of this post.)
And the second project I want to remind you about is Canvas on Demand’s Doing Good program. Are you involved with a non-profit organization that is doing great work in your community? Or have you or someone you love been touched by such a group? Canvas on Demand wants to offer our support and encouragement by presenting them with a $100 Canvas on Demand gift certificate to be auctioned off at their next fundraiser. It’s just one way we can cheer on the good works of local non-profit organizations across America. Christine from an elementary school PTO just wrote us saying: “Thank you, thank you, thank you! We had a great Spring Festival and people were excited to participate! The auction was a great success due in part to Canvas on Demand!”
Keep these two Canvas on Demand projects in mind and pass them along to the people on your address list to help spread the word. Our staff often says that these efforts are the best part of their jobs. Mom